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Publication numberUS1136546 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 20, 1915
Filing dateMay 16, 1914
Publication numberUS 1136546 A, US 1136546A, US-A-1136546, US1136546 A, US1136546A
InventorsClemens Makkson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1136546 A
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T0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CLEMnNs MAnKsoN, a citizen of the Unitedv States', and a resident of the city of Seattle, in King county and State of Washington, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tires, of which the following is a specification..

This invention relates to tires, and more especially to tires for power driven vehicles such as automobiles and the like, and has for its principal object to provide such a device in which the needed resiliency is combined with 'great durability.

The invention will be more fully hereinafter described and explained, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the appended claim,

In the drawings, Figure 1, is a fragmen- V tary side elevation of a wheel equipped with my improved tire. Fig. 2 is a s1milar view 1n plan. Flg. 3 is a cross-sectional view of the same upon the line wof Fig. l. v

Referring now more particularly to thel drawings, reference numeral 1 designates the felly of a wheel: 2, one of the spokes Yof the wheel. Upon the outer circular surface -of the said felly is fitted a band 3, in each side of which and spaced at suitable intervals are angular recesses 4 (see Fig. 3) into which enter the ends of the springs 5, the said band being firmly held to the felly by any approved means, such, for example, as th'e plate 6, which may be of any suitable number suflicient to hold the said band against movement with respect to the felly. Each of the said plates is apertured at one of its ends to receive the screw 7 which is screwed into the side of the felly, and the other end of the said plate has a stud, 8 which enters the side of the band 3, -as plainly seen in Fig. 3. The studs or vertical portions of the springs 5 may be of any desired shape in cross section, but the ends thereof, which enter between the felly and the band 3, are made angular so as to prevent the turning of the said ends within their recesses 4. Disposed around the felly,

y and in spaced relation thereto, are outer Specication of Letters Patent. i )Pagntd Apr, 209 51915 Applicatic!! led May 16, 19141:. Serial N0. 833,933.

are joined to the tops of the springs 5 by means of clips 10, each of whose ends is curved as indicated at 11, to tit over the tops of the said springs and the said clips are secured to the said strips by means of bolts 10a. The central strips 9a are similarly n joined to the said springs by the clips l2 the strips in any approved manner but in this instance I provide staples I5 which are embedded in the said treads and have their ends threaded to receive the nuts 16. rlhe top portions of the springs 5 are circular in cross section so asto allow some slight movement of the same Within the curved portions 11 and 12h of their respective conlining clips 10 and 12, but the bottom portions of the said springs, being square as indicated, obviously have no movement with respect to their confining band 3.

From the foregoing it is believed that the construction of my device will be clear to others,y andthe operation of the same is that the load of the vehicle to which the tires are applied causes the springs 5 to yield and that portion of the same which is 1n contact with the ground tends to flatten out and thus give the necessary traction and resilthey, obviously, would do if lthey were not so staggered. Sections of worn treads may be easi y removed and replaced b simply removing the particular strips to W ich such worn tread is attached and renewing the same, and the springs 5 when broken may obviously be easily replaced.

While I have shown and described a particular form of embodiment of my invention, I am aware that many minor changes therein will readily suggest themselves to others skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention and I therefore desire to avoid being limited to the exact form shown and described except as pointed out in the appended claim.

What claim as new anddesire to protect by Letters Patent is l In a resilient vehicle tire, the combination of a plurality of looped springs which eX- tend transversely of the tire and radially `from the felly of the Wheel, the said springs having. squared ends,v means for rigidly securing the squared ends of the springs to 'the felly whereby there is no movement between the said ends and the elly, the said means including a band secured to the felly and having squared recesses therein in spaced relation to each other and into which the squared ends of the springs tightly fit, a plurality of resilient tread strips arranged 15 :in staggered relation to each other around the felly, but in spaced relation to the felly and means for pivotally securing the tread portions of the springs to the said tread strips.



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U.S. Classification152/256, 152/273
International ClassificationB60C7/14
Cooperative ClassificationB60C7/14
European ClassificationB60C7/14